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Month Two

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Is it possible month two went even faster than month one?

Sawyer is so much more alert these days. He spends a good portion of the day awake now and smiles and coos and interacts with us so much more. The newborn stage is truly almost over and while I’m sad, I’m excited to watch him grow!

He had his 2 month check up last week and it went well! He is 10lbs 7.5 oz, 22 in, and a 16 in head circumference. He was in only the 9th percentile for height and weight, but the 85th for head circumference! He got his second round of shots which wasn’t our favorite. He was pretty cranky for a few days afterwards, but we survived, and had lots of cuddles.

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He still loves his pacifier, car seat, mamaroo, and being worn. And still hates being cold, diaper changes, and wind.

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He’s really started smiling the last week or two and we love it. It’s the first real interaction we get to have with him, it’s so much fun! He’s also started appreciating colors, sounds, and shapes. He loves toys and mobiles!

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This past weekend we had our first trip out of town with baby! It was a learning experience and boy, did we have to bring a lot of stuff, but he slept the whole 3 hour car ride there and back! We went to the Brown Family Reunion and had a blast! We stayed in houses by a river and played volleyball, games, kayaked, paddle boarded, slack lines, and hung out with family. And we found he really likes to interact with other babies! Me and two of Kurtis’ cousins, and one of his aunts all were pregnant at the same time and had babies within two months of each other, so there were lots of babies his age for him to interact with! I even found that if he heard another one of the babies being fussy, he would start crying as well.

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He also suffered his first injury while we were out of town. A family member was holding him in the yard when someone accidentally knocked a bike pump off of the porch and it hit him in the eye. It broke skin and was bleeding pretty good, but it looked a lot worse than it ended up being. Luckily, Kurtis’ cousin is a doctor and checked him out right away. He was such a trooper, I cried longer than he did!

I’m heading back to work next week and I’m heartbroken. While I love my job and am so blessed they’ve been so flexible, I’m so sad to leave him. It will be good to get out of the house and to contribute financially again, and to see all the members and my coworkers! I’m so thankful to have had the past 2 and 1/2 months to be home with him while I adjusted to motherhood and we go to know each other. I’m only working 3 days a week and Sawyer will go to either my mom or my mother in-law which is so great for so many reasons! I hope one day to be able to stay home but that time is not now.

I’m still exclusively breast feeding and Sawyer still has not been able to latch without the shield, but that’s okay. I don’t mind using it if it means we can breastfeed rather than pump. Although I do pump every night after he goes to bed to add to my freezer stash. I’ll be pumping more after I go to back to work in an attempt to keep him 100% on breast milk. So when I’m gone he’ll get the pumped milk in a bottle, and when I’m home he’ll still be breastfed. I’d like to avoid formula if I can. Although I have nothing against it, breastmilk is free and it’s best for him.

We sent out birth announcements last week! I designed them myself and was really happy with how they turned out. They were more expensive than we anticipated so we only sent them to family. So, I wanted to share here with the rest of you!

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He’s learning more and more every day. I can’t believe we’ve had our sweet boy for 2 months already. Here’s to month three!

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xoxo

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18 Comments

  • Reply Lara

    Aww, Sawyer is so cute, such a lovely smile! Can’t wait to see more photos <3 xoxo Lara
    http://www.pepperandstyle.com

    September 1, 2015 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply tots2travel

    So glad your first outing was such a success but feel for you returning to work so soon, good luck with all the expressing, all the very best.

    September 1, 2015 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply mandipimental

    Oh goodness, he is one of the cutest little fellows ive ever seen <3

    September 1, 2015 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Astrid

    I am so glad Sawyer did well on his two-month check-up. I am blind so can’t see the pics, but your description of him cooing and smiling and all makes me so happy!

    September 1, 2015 at 10:19 pm
  • Reply Katie @thebrooksielife

    He is sooo cute!!! I just wanna squeeze him! I am glad his first boo boo wasn’t too bad, though it sounds scary. Good luck with pumping when back at work…it is tough but I know you can do it! I did for 17 months! You got this mama!!

    September 1, 2015 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply brittanyashmore

    He’s SO adorable! So glad you are still breastfeeding, and are able to mama!

    September 2, 2015 at 2:02 am
  • Reply Ros Emely@stressfreemommies

    Your baby boy is so adorable! God Bless. It’s great that you are going to have help from your mother and mother in-law. It’s always a blessing when family members help, I am so blessed with my family helping out with my kids too 🙂

    September 2, 2015 at 4:32 am
  • Reply rebeccaannmua

    Oh what a cutie! I am so broody at the moment! X

    September 2, 2015 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Jade Priscilla

    Sawyer is adorable, I love his name as well. All the best for returning to work 🙂 x

    September 2, 2015 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply dirtandnoise

    Oh my goodness…he’s adorable! It just keeps going faster and faster. My oldest guy just started kindergarten and I can’t believe it.

    September 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply Shann Eva

    Sorry…forgot to log out from my other account. That’s me..dirtandnoise 🙂

    September 2, 2015 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply AngeliqueJurd

    Awww – what a cutie 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

    September 2, 2015 at 8:53 pm
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